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Kilburn Cosmos rugby team help primary school pupils tackle numbers

PUBLISHED: 11:53 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:08 14 May 2018

Kilburn Cosmo players with year 5's and staff from Malorees Junior School  (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)

Kilburn Cosmo players with year 5's and staff from Malorees Junior School (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)

SOL AIZCORBE

Rugby players swooped on a Kilburn school to help pupils get to grips with their sums.

Kilburn Cosmo teach Malorees primary school kids rugby skills to learn maths (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)Kilburn Cosmo teach Malorees primary school kids rugby skills to learn maths (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)

The Kilburn Cosmos team spent a morning at Malorees Infant and Junior school, in Christchurch Avenue, teaching 450 children how to throw and catch a ball.

It was part of a sponsored two-minute “catch and count” game to help raise £5,000 for Mathletics, a programme aimed at facilitating maths for youngsters.

Aiden Quinn of Kilburn Cosmos RFC said: “We were delighted to help and encourage any children to come down to our super-friendly Sunday mornings in Gladstone Park.”

The school has raised £3,900 towards its goal of getting all the kids access to mathematical games and activities for the next three years.

Using rugby skills to tackle mathematics at Malorees Infant & Junior School in Kilburn ( (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)Using rugby skills to tackle mathematics at Malorees Infant & Junior School in Kilburn ( (Picture: Sol Aizcorbe)

Executive head Sian Davies said: “A huge thank you to the Cosmos and to all the parents and carers who have so kindly donated.”

Visit bit.ly/maloreesmaths if you’d like to chip in.

For more information about Kilburn Cosmos’ tag, mini, midi and youth rugby offerings for boys and girls aged 6 to 17, email info@kilburncosmos.uk.

Training for age seven and over resumes on Sundays from 10am to noon in Gladstone Park from September.

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